5 bedroom detached house for saleStoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32
Guide Price £995,000
- FANTASTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS DETACHED HOME
- SET IN BEAUTIFUL MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS WITH SUPERB RURAL VIEWS
- PADDOCKS AND GROUNDS EXTENDING TO APPROXIMATELY 4 ACRES
- MANY FINE PERIOD FEATURES THROUGHOUT
- CHARMING KITCHEN OPENING TO DINING ROOM EXTENSION WITH GLASS ATRIUM AND FINE OUTLOOK OVER THE SOUTH FACING GARDENS
- SEPARATE GREEN OAK TRIPLE CAR PORT WITH GARAGE AND NEWLY CONVERTED 1 BEDROOM ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION ABOVE - IDEAL FOR HOLIDAY LETTING OR DEPENDANT RELATIVE
A truly fantastic opportunity to acquire this fine gentleman's residence, being a charming 1930's Arts and Crafts detached home, which has been lovingly and beautifully restored by the current vendors and now offers extremely generous and adaptable accommodation affording many period features including original cottage style leaded multi-pane windows being typical of the era, solid wood flooring, extension to the kitchen/dining room, Minster open fireplace to the sitting room housing a wood burner and externally the property oozes characterful features of this period with tall chimney, part tile hung walls and bonnet tiled hips.
The property has been sympathetically extended to create an extension to the kitchen and now features a stunning dining room with atrium enjoying fine views over the garden and also creating a further bedroom with ensuite to the second floor. Approached over a tree lined driveway leading to the superb mature gardens with an abundance of mature shrubs, specimen trees and adjoining paddocks this property certainly is a fine example of a country home. A further addition to the property is the creation of a first floor 1-bedroom holiday letting/ancillary accommodation over a green oak triple car port/garage which the vendors have just recently commenced holiday letting and therefore could provide income or be used as ancillary accommodation. See the website at: www.welcomecottages.com/cottages/the-loft-ukc339
It is without hesitation that the agents would strongly recommend a viewing of this impressive property and its surrounding grounds to fully appreciate the standard to which this home has been updated and improved over recent years.
The accommodation in brief comprises: entrance porch leading through to entrance hall with solid wood block flooring, stairs to first floor, cloakroom with 2-piece white suite. Double doors lead through to the impressive dining room with multi-pane leaded windows affording views to the garden, recessed open display alcoves with cupboards below, dual aspect sitting room with pvcu double glazed sliding patio doors leading to a south facing terrace affording views over the garden and beyond, open feature Minster fireplace housing a wood burner and a further door leads to the side garden room which enjoys a lovely outlook over the mature gardens and grounds and French doors to the outside, tiled floor. Returning to the entrance hall a door leads to the impressive open plan kitchen/dining room with the kitchen area being comprehensively fitted with Shaker-style wall and base units with granite working surfaces, with inset sink and granite drainer, dual aspect leaded windows with views over the garden, matching dresser with glass fronted display cupboards and further central island unit also with a granite work surface, integrated dishwasher, electric range in recess with extractor and light above, useful built in larder, solid wood flooring which extends through to the impressive dining/family room extension with glass atrium allowing light to flood through and glass windows and French doors to the south side giving access to the garden and bringing the outside in. This room is certainly the heart of the home incorporating a family area so this is a fantastic space for social and family gatherings. Leading off from the kitchen is a useful study which gives access to a laundry/utility room with tiled floor, butler sink, plumbing for washing machine, Pottington boiler and ample appliance space. From the dining area a door leads to a walk through lobby with built-in storage cupboards and leads to the utility/boot room with door to outside and Worcester boiler, separate wet room with w.c., wall mounted sink, shower cubicle with rain water shower head and further shower attachment. To the rear of the utility is a single drainer sink unit and a stable door leading to outside.
On the first floor landing is a large storage cupboard and airing cupboard with electric heater. There is a most impressive dual aspect master bedroom which affords spectacular views over the mature gardens, grounds and rolling countryside beyond and an ensuite shower room with 3-piece suite. There is a further generous double bedroom with built in wardrobes and ensuite shower room and in addition two further bedrooms and a family bathroom with 3-piece white suite comprising bath with mixer shower attachment, vanitory wash handbasin and w.c.
From the first floor landing stairs lead to the second floor where a further large double bedroom has been created which is an extremely generous room with built in eave storage, window to the rear enjoying fantastic views with fitted shutter, large walk in eaves storage cupboard with Velux window, and an ensuite shower room with newly fitted 3- piece white suite.
Outside, the property is approached via a 5-bar gate over a tree lined driveway which leads to the extensive mature gardens and grounds extending to approximately 4 acres. The gardens are to the front side and rear and offer an extensive variety of mature specimen trees, evergreen shrubs and plants, there is also a large terrace to the rear of the property which takes advantage of the south facing aspect and is ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining, this runs along the rear of the property leading to a further enclosed area of the garden which the current vendors have laid to an extensive vegetable plot with individual beds and interlinking gravelled pathways, soft fruit cage, green house, and an adjoining orchard with a variety of fruit trees.
There are two separate fenced paddocks ideal for horses or livestock and within the top paddock is a timber livestock shed. There is a detached green oak triple car port with garage which the current vendors have created ancillary accommodation above which is ideal as a letting unit and comprises impressive accommodation which incorporates an entrance lobby leading through to an open plan kitchen/living/dining area with fitted kitchen, leading through to an inner hall with storage cupboard, shower room and a large master bedroom, all this first floor accommodation enjoys a fantastic outlook and views over the surrounding gardens and countryside, the loft is cleverly positioned so it can enjoy its own private gardens with timber summer house and patio so if potential purchasers do decide to provide holiday accommodation both properties enjoy excellent privacy.
Stoke Rivers is a small attractive village nestling deep in the North Devon countryside, close to Exmoor National Park, and with the nearby villages of Bratton Fleming and Goodleigh offering community facilities including primary schooling. Barnstaple town centre is within easy driving distance and offers an excellent range of local and national high street shops, banks and leisure facilities and a branch railway line linking Barnstaple with Exeter St. David's, with further connecting services to London and beyond, and to Exeter Central for the excellent shopping facilities.
From Barnstaple take Bear Street and the Goodleigh Road, signposted Goodleigh and Bratton Fleming. Continue towards Bratton Fleming and at Chelfham turn right under the viaduct signposted Stoke Rivers. On entering the village, continue past the telephone box on your left hand side and take the next turning right. Continue a short way and the five bar gate leading to the property will be found on the right hand side with name plate displayed.
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